Anni Albers

Anni Albers

A long-overdue reassessment of one of the most important and influential woman artists working at midcentury Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century ...

Author: Ann Coxon

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300237252

Category: Art

Page: 192

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A long-overdue reassessment of one of the most important and influential woman artists working at midcentury Anni Albers (1899–1994) was a German textile designer, weaver, and printmaker, and among the leading pioneers of 20th-century modernism. Although she has heavily influenced generations of artists and designers, her contribution to modernist art history has been comparatively overlooked, especially in relation to that of her husband, Josef. In this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated volume, Albers’s most important works are examined to fully explore and redefine her contribution to 20th-century art and design and highlight her significance as an artist in her own right. Featured works—from her early activity at the Bauhaus as well as from her time at Black Mountain College, and spanning her entire fruitful career—include wall hangings, designs for commercial use, drawings and studies, jewelry, and prints. Essays by international experts focus on key works and themes, relate aspects of Albers’s practice to her seminal texts On Designing and On Weaving, and identify broader contextual material, including examples of the Andean textiles that Albers collected and in which she found inspiration for her understanding of woven thread as a form of language. Illuminating Albers’s skill as a weaver, her material awareness, and her deep understanding of art and design, this publication celebrates an artist of enormous importance and showcases the timeless nature of her creativity.
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Anni Albers

Anni Albers

Accompanying a centennial retrospective of her work, this volume contains full-color reproductions of Albers' most important weavings, drapery materials, and wall coverings as well as scores of her highly influential commercial textile ...

Author: Nicholas Fox Weber

Publisher: Guggenheim Museum

ISBN: UOM:39015049637252

Category: Textile design

Page: 181

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Among the foremost textile designers of the 20th century, Anni Albers (1899-1994) was a central figure of the Weaving Workshop at the Bauhaus in prewar Germany. Accompanying a centennial retrospective of her work, this volume contains full-color reproductions of Albers' most important weavings, drapery materials, and wall coverings as well as scores of her highly influential commercial textile designs. Anni Albers had an enormous effect on the design of yard materials worldwide. A comprehensive illustrated chronology details Albers' fascinating life and career in Germany and in the United States where she moved in the 1930s with her husband the famed painter and instructor Josef Albers.
Categories: Textile design

Anni Albers Notebook 1970 1980

Anni Albers  Notebook 1970 1980

A superb facsimile of the only known notebook of legendary artist Anni Albers, this publication offers insight into the methodology of a modern master. Beginning in 1970, Anni Albers filled her graph-paper notebook regularly until 1980.

Author: Anni Albers

Publisher: David Zwirner Books

ISBN: 9781941701744

Category: Art

Page: 152

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A superb facsimile of the only known notebook of legendary artist Anni Albers, this publication offers insight into the methodology of a modern master. Beginning in 1970, Anni Albers filled her graph-paper notebook regularly until 1980. This rare and previously unpublished document of her working process contains intricate drawings for her large body of graphic work, as well as studies for her late knot drawings. The notebook follows Albers's deliberations and progression as a draftsman in their original form. It reveals the way she went about making complex patterns, exploring them piece by piece, line by line in a visually dramatic and mysteriously beautiful series of geometric arrangements. An afterword by Brenda Danilowitz, Chief Curator of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, contextualizes the notebook and explores the role studies played in the development of her work.
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Anni Albers

Anni Albers

Prints and Drawings ; [photos. by Wayne D. Jenkins]. Anni Albers.

Author: Anni Albers

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007238580

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Page: 48

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Albers and Moholy Nagy

Albers and Moholy Nagy

Untitled (Inside Viewofa Tent) n.d. Gelatin silver print 12.2x8.9 cm The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Berlin Sidewalk n.d. Gelatin silver print 19.8 x ...

Author: Achim Borchardt-Hume

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300120325

Category: History

Page: 190

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Catalog of an exhibtion held at the Tate Modern, London, Mar. 9-June 4, 2006, the Kunsthalle Bielefeld, June 25-Oct. 1, 2006, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Nov. 2, 2006-Jan. 21, 2007.
Categories: History

On Weaving

On Weaving

Written by one of the twentieth century's leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design.

Author: Anni Albers

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691177854

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Written by one of the twentieth century's leading textile artists, this splendidly illustrated book is a luminous meditation on the art of weaving, its history, its tools and techniques, and its implications for modern design. First published in 1965, 'On Weaving' bridges the transition between handcraft and the machine-made, highlighting the essential importance of material awareness and the creative leaps that can occur when design problems are tackled by hand. With her focus on materials and handlooms, Anni Albers discusses how technology and mass production place limits on creativity and problem solving, and makes the case for a renewed embrace of human ingenuity that is particularly important today. 0Now available for a new generation of readers, this expanded edition of 'On Weaving' updates the book's original black-and-white illustrations with full-color photos, and features an afterword by Nicholas Fox Weber and essays by Manuel Cirauqui and T'ai Smith that shed critical light on Albers and her career.
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On Weaving

On Weaving

Anni Albers , 1927 . 95 . Wall hanging , Jacquard weaving . Anni Albers , 1925 . 96. Wall hanging , three - ply weave . Anni Albers , 1927 . 97.

Author: Anni Albers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486431924

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 204

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This survey of textile fundamentals and methods, written by the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, covers hand weaving and the loom, fundamental construction and draft notation, modified and composite weaves, early techniques of thread interlacing, interrelation of fiber and construction, tactile sensibility, and design. 9 color illustrations. 112 black-and-white plates.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Notable American Women

Notable American Women

Albers Albrier and Six Prayers for the Jewish Museum in New Influence for American ... Also of interest are Anni Albers , Pre - Columbian Mexican Miniatures ...

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067401488X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

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Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Anni and Josef Albers

Anni and Josef Albers

A spectacular and unprecedented visual biography of the leading pioneers and protagonists of modern art and design Josef - painter, designer, and teacher - and Anni Albers - textile artist and printmaker - are among the twentieth century's ...

Author: Nicholas Fox Weber

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 1838661425

Category: Art

Page: 512

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A spectacular and unprecedented visual biography of the leading pioneers and protagonists of modern art and design Josef - painter, designer, and teacher - and Anni Albers - textile artist and printmaker - are among the twentieth century's most important abstract artists, and this is the first monograph to celebrate the rich creative output and beguiling relationship of these two masters in one elegant volume. It presents their life and work as never before, from their formative years at the Bauhaus in Germany to their remarkable influence at Black Mountain College in the United States through their intensely productive period in Connecticut.
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The Prints of Anni Albers

The Prints of Anni Albers

Women Artists and the Weaving Workshop . London : Thames and Hudson ,
1993 . Danilowitz , Brenda , ed . Anni Albers , Selected Writings on Design ,
Middletown : Wesleyan University Press , 2000 . Troy , Virginia Gardner . Anni
Albers and ...

Author: Nicholas Fox Weber

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036370849

Category: Prints

Page: 197

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Categories: Prints

Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles

Anni Albers and Ancient American Textiles

Albers and Coe , Pre - Columbian Mexican Miniatures , p . 3 . 39 . Ibid . , p . 3 . 40
. Anni Albers , On Weaving , p . 57 . 41 . It is clear that by 1938 she owned a copy
of Schmidt ' s 1929 Kunst und Kultur von Peru ; her student Don Page also ...

Author: Virginia Gardner Troy

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015048326519

Category: Art

Page: 190

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Anni Albers was a founding member of the Bauhaus weaving workshop. Her teachers and colleagues at the Bauhaus included Itten, Kandinsky and Klee, whose intellectual study of 'primitive' art proved crucial both in raising the status of that art, and in establishing a model for the discussion of modern abstract work. Albers' own investigation of the techniques and abstract designs of ancient American weavers led her to argue that their skill was unsurpassed in the modern world, and to employ those techniques in her own work. Virginia Gardner Troy continues Albers' story beyond the Nazi closure of the Bauhaus to her emigration to America and subsequent association with the Black Mountain College, Albers was able to build up a significant collection of ancient Perivian textile art and to establish an international reputation for her own textiles. Extensively illustrated, this book offers a fascinating insight into Anni Albers' work and the history of the re-evaluation of ancient skills and techniques in weaving.
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Small great Objects

Small great Objects

Anni Albers, letter to Ted Dreier, July 15, 1936, Dreier Correspondence 177. Gilderhus, “Homage to the Pyramid,” 123. Gilderhus proposed that Josef's ...

Author: Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300225693

Category: Art

Page: 96

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Small-Great Objects presents a remarkable look into the art-collecting practices of two of modern art's most widely influential figures, Anni (1899-1994) and Josef (1888-1976) Albers. Their impressive collection of over 1,400 objects from Latin America, namely Mexico and Peru, represents a conscious endeavor that goes well beyond that of a casual hobby, displaying a deep appreciation for the art, textiles, and overall ingenuity of the ancient American world. This insightful book draws on primary-source materials such as the couple's letters, personal papers, and archival photographs--many never before published--and demonstrates their conviction that these Prehispanic objects displayed a formal sophistication and bold abstraction that defy the prevalent conception of the works as "primitive." Moreover, it shows how the Alberses spread their appreciation of the ancient world to others, through their teachings, their writings, and their own art practices.
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Josef Anni Albers

Josef   Anni Albers

INTRODUCTION The main summer exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum is
devoted to the work of two distinguished German - born artists , Josef and Anni
Albers . Their paintings , tapestries , and woven textiles will doubtless be familiar
to ...

Author: Wadsworth Atheneum

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293005986397

Category: Artist couples

Page: 11

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Categories: Artist couples

Anni Albers Prints Ella Bergmann Drawings Ilse Being Photographs

Anni Albers  Prints  Ella Bergmann  Drawings  Ilse Being  Photographs

Anni Albers 17 Chronology Anni Alber's prints never cease to move before our
eyes . Like the surface of the ocean under a breeze , they offer infinite visual
variety . Yet we feel that the conundrum has some underlying order , a system of
cause ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4119494

Category: Art, Modern

Page: 14

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Categories: Art, Modern

Bauhaus Weaving Theory

Bauhaus Weaving Theory

In a recorded interview with Nicholas Fox Weber in 1995, Anni Albers relays portions of the narrative that brought her and Josef to Black Mountain College ...

Author: T’ai Smith

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452943220

Category: Art

Page: 272

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The Bauhaus school in Germany has long been understood through the writings of its founding director, Walter Gropius, and well-known artists who taught there such as Wassily Kandinsky and László Moholy-Nagy. Far less recognized are texts by women in the school’s weaving workshop. In Bauhaus Weaving Theory, T’ai Smith uncovers new significance in the work the Bauhaus weavers did as writers. From colorful, expressionist tapestries to the invention of soundproofing and light-reflective fabric, the workshop’s innovative creations influenced a modernist theory of weaving. In the first careful examination of the writings of Bauhaus weavers, including Anni Albers, Gunta Stözl, and Otti Berger, Smith details how these women challenged assumptions about the feminine nature of their craft. As they harnessed the vocabulary of other disciplines like painting, architecture, and photography, Smith argues, the weavers resisted modernist thinking about distinct media. In parsing texts about tapestries and functional textiles, the vital role these women played in debates about medium in the twentieth century and a nuanced history of the Bauhaus comes to light. Bauhaus Weaving Theory deftly reframes the Bauhaus weaving workshop as central to theoretical inquiry at the school. Putting questions of how value and legitimacy are established in the art world into dialogue with the limits of modernism, Smith confronts the belief that the crafts are manual and technical but never intellectual arts.
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Dictionary of Women Artists Introductory surveys Artists A I

Dictionary of Women Artists  Introductory surveys   Artists  A I

Pre - Columbian Mexican Miniatures : The Josef and Anni Albers Collection , New York : Praeger , and London : Lund Humphries , 1970 Bibliography Bauhaus ...

Author: Delia Gaze

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1884964214

Category: Art

Page: 1512

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Contains substantial entries on 600 fine artists born before 1945. The emphasis is historical, focusing on the Western tradition of painting and sculpture, and exploring the problems women encountered in trying to obtain adequate training and professional recognition. Introductory essays examine training opportunities, the changing conditions of work for women since the medieval period, the contribution of women to the applied arts, and training and professionalism in 19th and 20th century Europe, Russia, North America and Australasia. Entries include biographical information, a list of principle exhibitions, selected writings, a bibliography, a representative work, and a description of critical reception, professional and artistic development, individual works and philosophies, and the artist's influences, contemporaries and companions. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Patron Saints

Patron Saints

On July 20, the faculty, at a meeting in which Albers was one of the seven participants, voted to dissolve the Bauhaus. So when Anni Albers invited Philip ...

Author: Nicholas Fox Weber

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300064489

Category: Art

Page: 404

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This work of cultural history tells the stories of five young art patrons - Lincoln Kirstein, Edward M.M. Warburg, Agnes Mongan, James Thrall Soby and A. Everett (Chick) Austin, Jr - who, in the late 1920s and 1930s, were instrumental in bringing modern painting, sculpture and dance to America.
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Anni and Josef Albers

Anni and Josef Albers

18 Jean Charlot Diary 1943 , typescript courtesy Jean Charlot Collection ,
Hamilton Library , University of Hawai'i at Manoa . 4 Anni Albers to Wassily and
Nina Kandinsky , August 22 , 1936 [ FK 15 ) in Kandinsky - Albers : Une
correspondance ...

Author: Anni Albers

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106019529616

Category: Art

Page: 227

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Edited by Brenda Danilowitz, Heinz Liesbrock. Text by Brenda Danilowitz, Jenny Anger, Kiki Gilderhus, et al.
Categories: Art